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Tue, 1 Jul 2014
Spare the Air Day

5:00 AM
Any mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Do a Utility Ride on any Spare the Air Day and get club credit for your miles & grizzly. I'll announce StADs to the elist, or sign up for alerts at http://www.sparetheair.org/ . Email or call in your miles to me and I'll compile them and send them in - separate emails for each StAD preferred, multiple riders in one email is fine.
Jenn Rodriguez
jennrod12@gmail.com 408-243-2646

Tue, 1,15,29 Jul 2014
No Hills Ride

9:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. This is a very level group ride, no hills, 12 mph. We will head south to Bernal for a 40 minute break with snacks and coffee at the mid point of the ride. The return is via the rubber sidewalk and Turtle ponds under hwy 85.
James Rustermier
rustermier@gmail.com 408-972-1689

Tue, 1 Jul 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Join us for our monthly ride to a local golf course for lunch. We'll be riding Uvas Rd. to Bailey, south on the bike path to Coyote Creek Golf Course. Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd., 2nd right into parking lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). LM pace with regroups.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 1 Jul 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the First Congregational church parking lot at the SE corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. We will head out to Saratoga/Los Gatos for some warming libation. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Tue, 1 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
19-55 mi, 5 M, 5500 ft

Billy Goat
3 Bears Loop,El Toyonal,Skyline/Grizzly Peak,Grizzly Peak

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** While it's still cool, we'll start this ride with a gentle 19 mile loop around two thirsty east bay reservoirs. Then scale shady El Toyonal to a 33 mile ridgeline ride where we should be enjoying bay breezes while taking in spectacular bay views. Contact the ride leader for more information, ride options and carpools. To drive there from San Jose, take 680 North to Hw 24 West. At Orinda, exit right on the Camino Pablo off ramp, go northerly on Camino Pablo to Bear Creek Rd. Turn right and park in the dirt area across the road or turn right again, into the sports complex parking lot.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Tue, 1,8,15,22,29 Jul 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 1,8,15,22,29 Jul 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 2 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 2 Jul 2014
Wednesday Metcalf Mauler

9:30 AM
33 mi, 5 M

Billy Goat
Metcalf

Meet at the Winfield Avenue entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the restrooms. We will ride along the foothills then climb Metcalf Road. Return will be via San Filipe Road and Yerba Buena with a coffee/lunch stop in the Evergreen area.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Wed, 2 Jul 2014
Nice and Easy

9:30 AM
18 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Join us for a social ride mostly on residential streets in south-central San Jose. This will be a group ride led at a L (Leisurely) pace. Meet at the VTA parking lot at the corner of Winfield and Coleman, San Jose.
Pat Grilione
408-265-0698

Wed, 2 Jul 2014
OSCH

9:30 AM
33 mi, 4 LM-M

Billy Goat
Aldercroft Heights,Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Wrights Station

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the dirt parking lot near Bear Creek Road - take 17 South, Bear Creek Road exit, go over 17 and turn right on Old Santa Cruz Highway, turn left after a quarter mile at the dirt parking lot. We'll ride the first two goats, stop at the Summit Store for snacks or lunch, and then ride the last goat. This is a social ride with lots of regroups.
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Wed, 2 Jul 2014
Somewhere over the Rainbow

10:00 AM
25 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Saratoga Maze

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** A Social Ride led at an "LM" easy moderate pace which is: 12 to 14 mph on the flats. Our route will be south to Saratoga with a break at the Big Basin Cafe. The route has a few very short "bumps" We will regroup as necessary, no one left behind. START at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expy , Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. Questions: Call or Email
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Wed, 2,9,16,23,30 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 3 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Thu, 3 Jul 2014
Mt. Hamilton

8:00 AM
41 mi, 5 M-MB, 5200 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Mt Hamilton/Upper

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Linda Vista school on Kirk Ave. The pace will be less than 150 minutes to the top (Quimby and nearby goats are optional). Other paces are welcome/2 or 3 groups may develop. Water next to Grant Ranch Park and summit. Bring single $(s) for soda/chips at top. Wet roads cancel the ride. ROUTE = http://bikemaster.org/routes/lvs002.pdf
David Bradley
daveb2688@sbcglobal.net 408-219-3933

Thu, 3 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
35 mi, 4 M, 3200 ft

Billy Goat
Magdalena/Olive Tree,Mora,Altamont,Page Mill Lower,Elena/Taffe

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Warm up for a hot July 4th with this shortish, pretty Los Altos hills explorer. It offers a rich climbing experience on not too steep goats (except nearing the tops of Olive Tree and Mora the climbs get over 15 percent). Start/finish at McKenzie Park in Los Altos. Driving from San Jose take Hw 280 north; exit Magdalena Av, south; cross Foothill Ex; immediate right on Fremont Av; left into parking lot.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Thu, 3,10,17,24,31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
4th of July Pancake Ride

8:00 AM
Any mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Independence Day

ACTC members are invited to the traditional 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, 8:00-9:30 AM, hosted by the Board, at the church (1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose). Come in your most patriotic shades of Red, White, and Blue. Check the ride schedule and select one that suits your pace and interest. Rides may begin after all cleanup has been completed. There will be a few announcements following cleanup and there will NOT be an evening general meeting on the 1st Wednesday in July. This is a "members only" event. Hope you can join us!
Jared Smolens
jared@smolens.org 412-719-4638

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Alum Rock Park Celebration

9:00 AM
20 mi, 3 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Alum Rock Park

After the breakfast we'll head through downtown and on to enjoy the beauty of Alum Rock Park. Return is by a different route.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Los Gatos Goats

9:00 AM
40 mi, 5 LM, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Peach Hill/Ojai,Overlook,Hicks Trio

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the church after clean-up. Cell 408-476-7815
John Blaine
johntblaine@email.com 408-356-1592

Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Climb a Few Hills

10:00 AM
54 mi, 6 M, 6400 ft

Billy Goat
Montebello,Stevens Canyon,Redwood Gulch,Sanborn,Bohlman

Time is approximate. Ride starts from the church, after the pancake breakfast, meeting, and cleanup. Ride # LHC006. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Guadalupe River Park to Alviso

10:00 AM
32 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Independence Day

A flat ride on the Guadalupe River Park to Alviso after the July 4th Celebration. Mostly paved bike trails. No one left behind. Start at the church at Leigh and Hamilton after clean-up.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Pancake Powered Pedaling to Palo Alto

10:00 AM
45 mi, 2 M, 1100 ft

Grizzly Bear
Independence Day

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Let's burn off those pancakes by taking a ride through Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose. We will stop for lunch at Peet's Coffee at the corner of Charleston and Middlefield in Palo Alto. (I've confirmed that they will be open). Ride at your own pace. Ride starts from the church after the pancake breakfast cleanup.
Get your route sheet here: http://bit.ly/C2PA45
Stan Lim
cycleslim@gmail.com 408-464-8560

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Long Distance Training Ride

8:00 AM
106 mi, 5 MB, 9000 ft

Billy Goat
Old La Honda West,Pescadero,Stage,Tunitas Creek

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** LDTR are for experienced, fit riders. We will be on the tandem. All paces welcome, however, this ride is lead at MB+ pace. Meet at Los Gatos Park-N-Ride Lunch in Pescadero. Route send out on UDT email list, LDTR41 or LGP085
Deborah Hoag
deblefferts@sbcglobal.net 408-267-3038

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Breakfast Ride

8:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet at Campbell Park - Gilman and Campbell Ave, west of Hwy 17. This (first Saturday of every month) ride is a great way to meet new people and see what the club is like. Bring a few dollars for your pancakes and coffee at the halfway point.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Lunch in Gilroy, with Redwood Retreat

9:00 AM
60 mi, 5 M, 3500 ft

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill,Mt Madonna/Redwood Retreat

Meet near Jack'N Box, at Santa Teresa at Cottle. Lunch at Nob Hill. Maps provided. Ride # STC054. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

9:00 AM
42 mi, 5 M, 5,200 ft

Billy Goat
Jefferson,Crestview,Ralston Ave,Polhemus Loop,Tartan Trail,Skyline South 4,Melendy,Edgewood

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** No slow commute traffic today so we'll start in the 9:00 morning cool. The Thursday ride saw many beautiful Los Altos Hills homes in 35 miles. Today's 42 mile round up of eight urban goats will see just a scattering of beauty between seas of ho-hum. Stop for a Safeway deli lunch; if you are in need of employment, we pay. Drive to the start/finish from SJ via Hw 280 north to the Edgewood Road exit; cross Edgewood to the park and ride lot in the northeast corner of the interchange.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
17-Mile Drive to Carmel

9:00 AM
30 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
17-Mile Drive

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Roberts Lake Park, Seaside, for a ride to Carmel via 17-Mile Drive. Take Hwy 1 to Canyon Del Rey Blvd. After exiting, turn L and then immediate R after the underpass onto Roberts Ave. Lunch will be at Sweet Elena's Bakery and Cafe (all kinds of pies, including ollalieberry, http://sweetelenas.net/Pies.html). There usually is a local artist's exhibition next door to the bakery. Note -- although a Grizzly Bear ride, it has some rollers and one hill out of Carmel.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Happy Trails to You

9:00 AM
127 mi, 1 M, 3000 ft

Grizzly Bear
Dumbarton Bridge

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join Robert Sexton ( (408) 218-8466,robert@kudra.com) for a relatively flat 200k adventure around the south bay. We'll head north to the Dumbarton bridge and over to Fremont before heading to Morgan Hill via San Jose and then back to the start via Los Gatos and Saratoga. Meet: Starbucks at Fremont and Mary at 7:00am for a 7:15 rollout. This is a RUSA permanent route (#1772). Approximate Route:http://app.strava.com/activities/123087399.
Robert Sexton
robert@kudra.com 408-218-8466

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Giro d' Bici Bike Ride

10:00 AM
35-40-45 mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill,Bernal,Llagas/Willow Springs

Classic reservoir loop and a coffee stop in Morgan Hill. Shorter option on Oak Glen cuts off 5 miles. Longer option returns on Coyote Bike Path and adds 5 miles. Two and three Goat options have been added: Bernal, Llagas/Willow Spring. Ride at your own pace, directions provided. Meet at Bici Bike Shop, Cottle and Rochester Roads, San Jose. Maps and Cue sheet on the following links: 45-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1754653 40-Mile Option (Willow Spring/Llagas) http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2030773 35-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2036313
Ahmed Masood
ahmedmasood@msn.com 408-219-7401

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Big Sur 400K

1:00 PM
~124 mi, 4 M-MB

Billy Goat
Highland Way,Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Aguajito

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Training for PBP or 3CR? Enjoy an after-lunch departure (reply for location) for a 2 or 3 day, 1 or 2 night Big Sur adventure, tenting at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and visiting Big Sur Deli (Posts), Nepenthe, Henry Miller Library, optional hiking, Pt. Lobos, La Selva and Seacliff Beaches, and the Summit Store. Gravel travel climbing on Los Gatos Creek Trail and the western shore of Lexington Reservoir. Entire loop and item list here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5202137
Brian Chun
bctlc8899@yahoo.com 650-938-1288

Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Grizzlies on Steroids to Vasona Vibes

2:00 PM
27 mi, 3 M, 500 ft

Grizzly Bear
Vasona Park

The Grizzlies are going to Saratoga for a snack at Blue Rock Shoot, then to Vasona Park for the Vasona Vibes music event. Music is from 5 to 7 p.m. See www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/ for information. Today's performer is Blue House, acoustic-based rock, folk, R & B. Will depart after the music at 7 p.m. returning to Bramhall Park by dark. Be prepared to sit on lawn. Expect good hot dog vendor with cold drinks and beer at Vasona Vibes. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. and Camino Ramon. Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting donations of food or cash.
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 6 Jul 2014
Big Sur 400K

6:00 AM
~124 mi, 4 M-MB

Billy Goat
Soquel-San Jose,Aguajito

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** If we have an extra day, and can return Monday, then we will explore more of Big Sur, and visit the Sunday evening series at the Henry Miller Library: www.henrymiller.org/. See Saturday detail. Otherwise we will return home from our overnighter via the remainder of this loop: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5202137
Brian Chun
bctlc8899@yahoo.com 650-938-1288

Sun, 6 Jul 2014
Kings Mtn / Star Hill / Tunitas

8:30 AM
45 mi, 5 M-MB, 5000 ft

Billy Goat
Star Hill/Swett,Kings Mountain,Tunitas Creek

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in Woodside, in the parking lot behind the Pioneer Hotel at the corner of Whiskey Hill. Let's do Kings Mountain first and cross Skyline to do Star Hill out and back. Then we descend Tunitas Creek to see Hwy 1 Ocean cliffs then stop at the Bicycle Hut before the beautiful climb up Tunitas Creek. Note: Carefully descend Kings Mtn and return to start. Two or 3 groups of Riders may ride at different paces. Snacks at Roberts before and after.
David Bradley
daveb2688@sbcglobal.net 408-219-3933

Sun, 6 Jul 2014
Coastal Cooler

9:00 AM
36 mi, 4 LM, 1500 ft

Billy Goat
Swanton

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Looks warm, 96f inland, what do you think of doing a ride up the coast, much cooler about 65-70, and nice easy ride. Lunch or snacks in Davenport on return. Take Hyway Ca17 South turn right on to Hyway Ca1 North to turn left on Western Dr., Right on Mission, Left on Natural Bridges, to Delaware. 408-476-7815c
John Blaine
johntblaine@email.com 408-356-1592

Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net

Sun, 6 Jul 2014
Short Long Distance Training Ride

9:15 AM
40 mi, 4 MB

Billy Goat
Croy

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** LDTRs are for experienced, fit riders. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roasting). All paces are welcome, however, the ride is lead at MB pace. Short regroup on top of Croy.
Deborah Hoag
deblefferts@sbcglobal.net 408-267-3038

Sun, 6 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
20 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy,Hicks Trio

We will tackle the triplets Arnerich, Wagner and Pheasant without the major climb on Hicks, then return via Shannon and Kennedy. Plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Meet at the Los Gatos Park & Ride: from Hwy 17 southbound take the Los Gatos exit (not "East Los Gatos") to Hwy 9 northbound and right after University Avenue turn right into the parking lot. We can make a coffee stop after the hills.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Gruess Goat

9:00 AM
33-55 mi, 6 LM-M, 4300-6400 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 236 Upper,Hwy 236,China Grade,China Grade Upper

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Today we offer 2 starting times to greet the goats around Big Basin, depending on your options. Meet at 9:00 AM to start at the summit of Hiway 9 and Skyline (for those few who want to finish with the optional Hiway 9 South goat); or drive (carefully please!) past the summit and descending riders to start at the junction of Hiway 9 and 236 at 9:30 AM. We will do 236 Upper and China Grade Upper before it gets too hot. Then down, up & down China Grade Lower. Jamison Creek is another option before climbing hiway 236 for a lunch stop at Big Basin.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Mon, 7,14,21,28 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 8 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Tue, 8,22 Jul 2014
Rambling to Campbell

9:30 AM
21 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride at Coleman and Winfield at 10:00 AM for a leisurely, 12-13 mph, group ride, We will ride to Campbell somewhere with 40 minute break for snacks and coffee. This is a level group ride, no one left behind.
James Rustermier
rustermier@gmail.com 408-972-1689

Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
26 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Kings Mountain,Star Hill/Swett,Native Sons

We'll start a little later for this one to avoid traffic on 85 & 280. We'll climb up Kings Mountain from Woodside, then take the two shadier, shorter and easier (level 4) goats from near the top of Tunitas. From Hwy 280 north take the Woodside exit, turn left to cross under the freeway and then turn left into the parking lot behind the Pioneer Hotel as you come into Woodside. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Bring plenty of water. Refreshment stop after the ride.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 8 Jul 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Hazel Dell

Meet in Corralitos by the market. We'll be riding to Gizdich for pie.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Western Exploration

10:00 AM
27 mi, 2 LM, 1100 ft

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

A social ride led at an LM pace (12 to 14 mph on the flats). An interesting route with some short hills; IT'S NOT A FLAT RIDE. We will be heading west with a cafe stop at Heartbeat Cafe on the return. We will regroup as necessary, and no one will be left behind. Meet in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church of San Jose, on the corner of E. Hamilton Ave, and Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 (Look for the steeple). Questions: Call or Email
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
12-57 mi, 5 M, 5500 ft

Billy Goat
Hazel Dell,Mt Madonna West,Eureka Canyon,Larkin Valley/White,Aptos To Corralitos

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Here's a cool coastal ride for you. And if you skip Mt Madonna and Eureka Canyon, it's a fairly easy "introduction to hills" ride. As always, call the ride leader for other ride options and carpools. Driving directions: from San Jose take Hwy 880 to Santa Cruz; exit onto Hwy 1 south, towards Watsonville; exit at freedom Blvd; left on Freedom (cross over freeway); left on Corralitos Rd. Park on the west side of the town square across from the general store.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Tue, 8,15,22,29 Jul 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 8,15,22,29 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers Meet N Ride!

4:30 PM
25-30 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in front of Prospect HS, at English Dr. & Prospect Rd, in Saratoga. We will decide at the ride start what goats to climb: Stevens Canyon, Mt Eden/Pierce, Sanborn, Regnart, Montebello, Redwood Gulch, etc. Do bring water, snacks, front and rear lights. Ride will be led at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroups as needed. No one left behind. Rain or wet pavement: we will do Saratoga Maze instead and do bring your rain gear. Any questions, please email us. Co-leaders: Craig Jeong, cjeong@sbcglobal.net and Jeff Englander, englander.jeffrey@gmail.com
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 8,15,22,29 Jul 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 9 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Los Gatos Goats [BLT Ride]

9:30 AM
20 mi, 6 M

Billy Goat
Aztec Ridge,Harwood/Santa Rosa,Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Winfield entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the rest rooms. We will climb Harwood/Santa Rosa, Kennedy, and Aztec Ridge on our way to Los Gatos for lunch. Return to start via Shannon. Regroup at top of all hills.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net

Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:30 AM
25 mi, 4 LM-M, 2500 ft

Billy Goat
Calaveras/Lower,Felter

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join me for a ride on the Eastside! Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose. No lunch stop on this ride, so come prepared to do the distance with water and snacks. We will return on Felter for a wonderful downhill. Expect a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Please print your route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1985534
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Both Old La Hondas

10:00 AM
25 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Old La Honda East,Old La Honda West

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet behind the Pioneer Hotel in Woodside. Take 280 north, take the Woodside Road exit, turn left, then turn left at Whiskey Hill Road, then a sharp right turn into the parking lot. We'll ride the goats, then stop at the Skylonda Store for coffee and snacks. This is a social ride with lots of regroups.
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Wed, 9,16,23,30 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 10 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Thu, 10,17,24 Jul 2014
Thursday Trek

9:00 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Please note the time change and that there will be no Thursday Trek on the 3rd. Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 10 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
35 mi, 6 M, 6000 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit,Bohlman,Sanborn,Peach Hill/Ojai,Overlook,Foster,Saratoga Hills/Canyon View

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Today in Saratoga we'll earn the mark of the beast - 666, by starting with a climb of three the steepest goats in the area. Then, after climbing over 3,000' in 22 miles, we'll see who is ready for some (or all) of the remaining "easy" goats, This will add another 3,000' in only 15 miles. Your ride may vary - pick and chose any of the many goats in the area. Start/finish in Wildwood Park on 4th St, one block west of Big Basin Way, Saratoga.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Thu, 10,17,24,31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
TGIF

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the restroom at Almaden Lake Park (on the east side of the park) off Winfield at near Coleman and Winfield. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, and down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Willow Glen for coffee. This is a social ride, nobody left behind. You can park on the street or at the Park-n-Ride across Coleman to save a possible parking fee.
Andy Leach
aleachy@aol.com 408-268-7058

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
25 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Mt Bache/Loma Prieta,Highland Way

Join us for a leisurely ride to the top of Loma Prieta, then Highland Way to the top of Eureka Canyon above Corralitos. From Hwy 17 south take the Summit Rd exit. Pass the Summit Store and park in the dirt area just before the top of San Jose-Soquel Rd. (If there is not space there, continue past the top of S.J./Soquel and park offroad). Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Bring plenty of water and something to eat at the top of Eureka Canyon.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:30 AM
25 mi, 5 LM-M, 2700 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Quimby East

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Join me for a ride on the Eastside! Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose. No lunch stop on this ride, so come prepared to do the distance with water and snacks. Expect a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Please print your route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2135949
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Lunch in Pescadero

10:00 AM
31 mi, 4 LM-M

Billy Goat
Stage,Pescadero

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in La Honda for a tour of rural San Mateo County. We'll start at the La Honda Market and head west to Stage Road. Lunch is in Pescadero - bring your own or buy at a deli. Please park on Highway 84 in La Honda, across the road from the store (not in their parking lot).
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Long Distance Training Ride Half Moon Bay

8:00 AM
124 mi, 5 MB, 8100 ft

Billy Goat
Old La Honda East,Higgins/Purisima,Lobitos Creek,Tunitas Creek

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** LDTR are for experienced, fit riders. All paces welcome, however, this ride is lead at a MB pace. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roasting). Lunch in Half Moon Bay. For people wanting to go to ice cream you can go down HWY 48 or Kings Mountain. The route goes down HWY84, not HWY92. Posted to UDT email list. Route LDTR34
Deborah Hoag
deblefferts@sbcglobal.net 408-267-3038

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Stanford & Portola Loop

9:00 AM
26 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
Ice Cream Social

Meet at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Rd (corner of Louis & Embarcadero) for a Portola loop ride and Stanford University. Please plan to visit the Bill Bliss memorial, the Hoover Tower ($2), the Rodin garden, the melancholic Angel of Grief, and of course the Ice Cream Social. There are some small hills but nothing serious. No one left behind.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Ice Cream Social via 9 cities

9:00 AM
50-60 mi, 2 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Ice Cream Social

On this ride, we'll bike through 9 cities! We'll see Alviso and stop at 15 miles at the Hong Kong Bakery in Mountain View, so bring $. Then we'll bike to the ACTC Ice Cream Social for "lunch" at ~25 miles. After crossing the Dumbarton Bridge, we'll have a snack break at Don Edwards, so bring food. This a "group" ride. Each rider is expected to maintain 11-13 mph a pace on the level for the entire ride. The slowest rider sets the pace for the group. This is an all day ride. There is NO route sheet. START: Target Parking lot, Landess & Morrill, [North] San Jose, near the Jack in the Box.
Jon Graff
jon.graff@yahoo.com 408-262-9577

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Hard Ice Cream Ride

9:30 AM
30 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Page Mill Lower,Page Mill Upper

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Your bowl of ice cream, with all the fixings, will be well-deserved after this ride! Start and finish at the site of the Ice Cream Social, First Congregational Church in PALO ALTO (1985 Louis Road, at corner of Louis and Embarcadero). Faster riders are always welcome to dart ahead and cheer us along with hill repeats.
Pat Parseghian
pep@aboutpep.com 408-666-1632

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers

9:30 AM
40 mi, 3 LM-M, 1500 ft

Grizzly Bear
Ice Cream Social

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at 9:15, at Rainbow park, 6155 Rainbow Dr, SJ, to sign in and roll promptly at 9:30. We will pick up Michael's riders at Undiscovered Country (2249 Grant Rd, Los Altos), at 10:05, take a scenic route to Foothills Park, and enjoy some breathtaking views of the Bay Area on our way to the Ice-Cream Social. Return via the Bay Trail and Stevens Creek Trail. Ride will be led at LM-M pace. No one left behind. Bring water and snacks. Co-leader: Michael Khaw, (925) 567-3325, actc@dorkypantsr.us. On RideWithGPS.com: Undiscovered Country to Ice Cream Social, and Ice Cream Social to Undiscovered Country.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Bici Bike Grizzly

10:00 AM
35 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the Bici Bike Shop on Cottle and Rochester Roads. We'll head over Santa Teresa. Construction work has Hale Road closed, so there is an alternate road parallel to Hale. In Morgan Hill, the options for lunch or refreshment are Starbuck's and Erik's Deli.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

William Betparoo

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Ice Cream Social

12:30 PM
0+ mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Ice Cream Social

***NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR*** All club members invited. Ice cream to be served from 12:30-2:30 pm in the courtyard at the First Congregational Church in PALO ALTO (1985 Louis Road, at corner of Louis and Embarcadero). Other rides to be listed in conjunction with the event. Ride to or from the event for additional Grizzly Bear Credit. Contact Sheila Stevens to volunteer for setup/cleanup/serving. Co-led by Russ Stevens
Sheila Stevens
russ_sheila@att.net 408-249-3061

Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Grizzlies Going for Goat to Vasona Vibes

1:30 PM
32 mi, 3 M, 1,250 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

Ride to the Vasona Vibes music event the long way. Music will be at the stage by the lake from 5 to 7 p.m. For information see www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/. Today's performer is MaCaJo serving up acoustic folk in 3-part harmony. Snacks at Yogurt Factory in Almaden Valley before going to Vasona Vibes. We will depart after the music at 7 p.m. returning by dark. Bring towel for lawn seating. Expect good hot dog vendor with cold drinks and beer at Vasona. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. and Camino Ramon. Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting donations of food or cash. [View Route Sheet]
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Breakfast at Shoreline Park

7:45 AM
16.2 mi, 1 SL

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet Pam Putman at 7:45am for an 8am departure from McKenzie Park in Los Altos for a pleasant ride on quiet residential streets and the Stevens Creek Trail for breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe in Shoreline Park in Mtn.View. Rain cancels.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Mt. Hamilton

8:00 AM
41 mi, 5 M-MB, 5200 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Mt Hamilton/Upper

Meet at Linda Vista school on Kirk Ave. The pace will be less than 150 minutes to the top (Quimby and nearby goats are optional). Other paces are welcome/2 or 3 groups may develop. Water next to Grant Ranch Park and summit. Bring single $(s) for soda/chips at top. Wet roads cancel the ride. ROUTE = http://bikemaster.org/routes/lvs002.pdf
David Bradley
daveb2688@sbcglobal.net 408-219-3933

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Mt. Hamilton

8:00 AM
41 mi, 5 M-MB, 5200 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Mt Hamilton/Upper

Meet at Linda Vista school on Kirk Ave. The pace will be less than 150 minutes to the top (Quimby and nearby goats are optional). Other paces are welcome/2 or 3 groups may develop. Water next to Grant Ranch Park and summit. Bring single $(s) for soda/chips at top. Wet roads cancel the ride. ROUTE = http://bikemaster.org/routes/lvs002.pdf
David Bradley
daveb2688@sbcglobal.net 408-219-3933

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
To Market, To Market

9:00 AM
15-30 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks as we are headed to a Farmers Market. But which one? Ride will now go to one of several markets, depending on the leader's mood. Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. This is a group ride with regroups along the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Steeevo's Mellow Reservoir Ride

9:30 AM
40 mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Via Reservoirs to Morgan Hill Lunch & Return. This will be ridden at a social pace. Meet in the Blossom Hill Square Shopping Center, at Los Gatos Bicycles 14040 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, California 95032, Harwood and Blossom Hill.
Steve Sloan
steve@ssloan.net 408-359-7838

Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Los Altos Exploration

10:00 AM
27 mi, 3 LM, 1040 ft

Grizzly Bear
5 Or More Cities

Start at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expy, Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. A social ride led at an LM pace (12 to 14 MPH on the flats). We will ride west, and explore the Los Alto Foothills. THIS IS NOT A FLAT RIDE. Be prepared for some short, moderate hills, which will account for the 1040 feet elevation gain. Our stop will be at the Rancho Shopping Center. We will ride as a group, and regroup as necessary. No one will be left behind. If you have any questions Email or call.
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 14 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Breaking Out

9:00 AM
20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Bastille Day

Meet at the Alamaden VTA Park and Ride/Lightrail station behind the apartments at Winfield and Coleman. We'll head into Los Gatos for a snack. This is a group ride.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
46 mi, 4 M

Billy Goat
San Felipe

Meet at the VTA (light rail) park & ride lot across Coleman from Almaden Lake (near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd in San Jose). We will travel to the Alum Rock area, cross the valley and climb a gentle San Felipe road with a stop for coffee on our return. Ride co-leaders are Tom Green (997-1939) and Bob Head 218-6556
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Bob Head
bnbhead@comcast.net

Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Crankin Evergreen

9:30 AM
27 mi, 2 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the Almaden VTA park and ride lot near Coleman and Winfield. Route is Bernal Road to the Coyote Creek Bike Trail. After wending through Evergreen Maze there will be many choices for refreshment. Return is by a shorter route.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Mon, 14,21,28 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Tue, 15,29 Jul 2014
No Hills Ride

9:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. This is a very level group ride, no hills, 12 mph. We will head south to Bernal for a 40 minute break with snacks and coffee at the mid point of the ride. The return is via the rubber sidewalk and Turtle ponds under hwy 85.
James Rustermier
rustermier@gmail.com 408-972-1689

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
37 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Smith Grade,Swanton,Bonny Doon

We will ride through the redwoods to the coast and back. Start from the top of Felton-Empire Rd where it meets Empire Grade Rd. Park across from the fire station on Empire Grade, or on the adjacent corner of Ice Cream Grade. Bring or buy lunch in Davenport, ride Swanton and return. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups. Phone me ahead of time if you have questions or want to carpool.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Historic sites

10:00 AM
24+ mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

With school out at San Jose State U. we will check out the besmirched statue of Olympic stars Tommy Smith and John Carlos after arriving via the Coyote Creek trail. Then it is on to coffee on San Antonio Plaza before heading back to the start/finish at the church at Hamilton and Leigh.
Karl Laucher
408-267-7117

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Llagas/Willow Springs

Meet in Morgan Hill in the shopping center between TJMaxx and McD's. Take Tennant Ave. exit off 101. Head west, turn left at Monterey Rd and then second right into parking lot. We'll be riding around the reservoirs and climbing Willow Springs and Llagas.Bring $ for lunch at Erik's Deli.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
15-54 mi, 6 M, 2100-6200 ft

Billy Goat
Alba,Smith Grade,Swanton,Bonny Doon

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** In May this ride hit the spot. Today, it may be hot. The morning cool will calm the Alba climb. Smith Grade's woods and shady stream will be a welcome time. Along the coast, and Swanton too, can be cool. But I'll not fool with a hot afternoon - skipping Swanton and a Davenport lunch will beat the heat on Bonny Doon. Driving directions: from Los Gatos take Hwy 17 south; exit at Mt. Herman Rd in Scotts Valley; right on Mt. Herman Rd towards Felton; just before Graham Hill Rd, left into the Felton Safeway shopping center; park near Graham Hill, furthest away from Safeway.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Oakland Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Grizzly Peak,Skyline/Grizzly Peak

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at Skyline & Redwood Road in Oakland. From S.J. take I-880/Ca-17 north to I-238 east to I-580 West(Oakland) to Ca-13 north to Redwood east to Skyline. 408-476-7815cell
John Blaine
johntblaine@email.com 408-356-1592

Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net

Tue, 15,22,29 Jul 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 15,22,29 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers Meet N Ride!

4:30 PM
25-30 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in front of Prospect HS, at English Dr. & Prospect Rd, in Saratoga. We will decide at the ride start what goats to climb: Stevens Canyon, Mt Eden/Pierce, Sanborn, Regnart, Montebello, Redwood Gulch, etc. Do bring water, snacks, front and rear lights. Ride will be led at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroups as needed. No one left behind. Rain or wet pavement: we will do Saratoga Maze instead and do bring your rain gear. Any questions, please email us. Co-leaders: Craig Jeong, cjeong@sbcglobal.net and Jeff Englander, englander.jeffrey@gmail.com
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 15,22,29 Jul 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 16 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:00 AM
27 mi, 5 LM-M, 2700 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Lower,Quimby East

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Join me for a ride on the Eastside! Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose. No lunch stop on this ride, so come prepared to do the distance with water and snacks. Expect a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Please print your route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2135949
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Nice and Easy

9:30 AM
20 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

This is a social ride in Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose, and Sunnyvale with a coffee stop near De Anza College. Meet at Bowers Park on Cabrillo between Bowers Ave and San Tomas Expwy. Thought for the Day: Your problems only defeat you when you let them lean on you.
Keith Giles
ohsix@bikerider.com 408-244-9401

Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Coffee with Animals

9:30 AM
27 mi, 3 LM, 920 ft

Grizzly Bear
Mission San Jose

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** This variation on the Mission Coffee ride will roll through "the animals," residential hills with animal street names, and will return via the Hetch Hetchy Trail in Milpitas. THIS IS NOT A FLAT RIDE, so be prepared for some short but steep hills. Meet behind the Jack-in-the-Box (2195 Morrill Ave., San Jose) on the southwest corner at Landess Ave. We'll stop at Mission Coffee in Fremont for some well-earned calories.
Roxanna Dunn
roxanna_dunn@yahoo.com 408-251-0222

Wed, 16,23,30 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 17 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:15 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** RIDE STARTS 15 MINUTES EARLY ON THURSDAY (AT 7:15).

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:10 with signup sheet for 7:15 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Thu, 17,24 Jul 2014
Thursday Trek

9:00 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Please note the time change and that there will be no Thursday Trek on the 3rd. Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Gruess Goat

9:30 AM
62 mi, 5 M, 6100 ft

Billy Goat
San Benancio Canyon,Corral De Tierra,Laureles Grade,Robinson Canyon,Aguajito

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** For those of us who missed the Favorite Kids ride last month, we'll greet the goats again in Carmel Valley. Email for car-pooling options. Driving directions: take Hwy 101 south to Salinas; exit right on West Laurel Dr; left on North Davis Rd; changes to South Davis Rd; left on Reservation Rd; right on Hwy 68 (Monterey-Salinas Hw); left on Laureles Grade; make a quick left into the Park-n-Ride lot by the fire station. Lunch at Carmel Valley Safeway Deli.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
28-42 mi, 6 M, 2300-5600 ft

Billy Goat
China Grade,China Grade Upper,Hwy 236,Hwy 236 Upper,Jamison Creek

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Cruise the cool redwoods by looping down and up and down Lower China Grade. Then move on to a simple up 'n down along Jamison Creek. After those sixes, it's time to head up Lower 236 to Big Basin Park for relief and snacks at the general store. We'll start the trip back by roughing it on the rustic hide-a-way, Escape Road. Drive to the start/finish via Hwy 9 from Saratoga; cross the summit and descend almost to highway 236. Park at the wide spot in the road near the intersection. A porta potty may be available, but play it safe - enjoy the memorable facilities at the Hwy 9 vista point a few miles up the hill.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Thu, 17,24,31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Ride to ACTC Mailing Party

7:00 PM
Any mi, 1 SL

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Please check this month announcement for location of the B&BB newsletter mailing party. Ride to the party and get ride credit. Space is limited, so members please RSVP to the host at least 24 hours in advance. Record your mileage on the ACTC Ride Sign-In sheet.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:00 AM
34 mi, 4 LM-M, 2390 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Pleasant,San Felipe

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Join me for a ride on the Eastside! Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose. We will stop for coffee on the way back. Expect a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Please print your route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189591
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
TGIF Reservoirs

9:30 AM
48 mi, 3 M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill

Start by Almaden Lake park by the restrooms.(On the Winfield side near the intersection of Coleman/Winfield in San Jose) We will take Foothill Ave and wind through the neighborhood to Santa Teresa. After climbing Bailey we will continue on McKean/Uvas to Watsonville Road. After a stop in Morgan Hill for lunch we will return on either Santa Teresa or Coyote Creek trail depending upon wind conditions. Bike trail return adds about 3 miles.
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
TGIF 2

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Start at Almaden Lake Park (Winfield side) in San Jose. We will ride to Willow Glen and get on the bicycle path, going to Los Gatos. Coffee stop in Los Gatos about 5-6 miles before the end of the ride.
Bill Gallagher
wtg1940@sbcglobal.net 408-997-0218

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
26 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Lobitos Creek,Higgins/Purisima

Come on the ride that has it all--ride along the coast from Half Moon Bay to Tunitas Creek, into redwood forest and farmland, climb these two goats in the back country and loop back to the start. From Main Street southbound in Half Moon Bay turn right at little Mac Dutra Park on the corner of Kelly Street, go another block and park along Kelly St. We'll get lunch afterward in Half Moon Bay. Please call me by Wednesday night to let me know if you are going to come on this ride and to make sure the ride is on.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
July LDTR

7:30 AM
100 mi, 5 M-MB, 8100 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North Lower,Hwy 9 North Upper,Skyline North 1,Aptos To Corralitos,Hazel Dell,Mt Madonna West

Meet at Meridian and Redmond, San Jose (formerly Almaden Coffee Roasting). LDTR rides are for experienced, fit riders. All paces are welcome, but ride is led with regroups for M+/MB- pace. No sweep. RDM040.
Jon Kaplan
jkaplan999@gmail.com 408-828-0344

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers

8:00 AM
75 mi, 2 LM-M

Grizzly Bear
Coyote Point Park

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Please note the start time of 8:00 AM. Join me for a beautiful metric-century-plus ride to Coyote Point Park in South San Francisco via Stevens Creek Trail/SF Bay trail/Oracle bridge. Lunch is planned on the return at New Saigon Pho restaurant in Foster City. We will return via Alameda De Las Pulgas/Foothill Expressway. Meet at Rainbow Park in San Jose, across from Lynbrook High School, by the picnic area on Donington Dr..From HW 85, exit at De Anza Blvd, go North on De Anza Blvd, 1st Right on Rainbow Dr., left at Johnson, left at Donington. Ride will be led at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroups as needed. No one left behind. Merge-ins are welcome! Link to outbound: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2164718 Inbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2167475 Please print & bring it with you.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Ride To SF Before Take Train Back

8:00 AM
63 mi, 2 LM-M, 1029 ft

Grizzly Bear
10 Or More Cities

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** A scenic flat ride along the bay to San Francisco from Homestead High School in Cupertino. We will buy food (Freddies' Sandwich - google it), but eat at Pier 39. Take the train from SF (ticket cost $7.00 and $3.50 seniors and minors) to Mountain View and ride back to Cupertino. Ride starts at Homestead HS @ Homestead and Mary. For shorter 51 mile ride, meet instead at Edith Landels School in Mountain View @ W Dana between HWY 85 and Calderon. Either school have plenty of free parking at lots. No one left behind, but ride @ 13-15 mph. Meet us 8:00AM @ Homestead or 8:30AM @ Landels. Please let me know if you are meeting us at Landels as it will be a brief stop. Link to complete info: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7m76pf0k8dp0h26/AADrrK2ARbfGBTYYM0cv1zXpa/Homestead%20HS%20to%20SF Questions: vincentwcwong@netscape.net, 408-829-6198
Vincent Wong

Aaron Wong
aaronkwong2000@gmail.com

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Northern Goats Sweeney Ridge

9:00 AM
47 mi, 5 M, 4000 ft

Billy Goat
Edgewood,Crestview,Tartan Trail,Sweeney Ridge,Polhemus Loop

Meet in the parking lot behind the Pioneer Hotel - corner of Woodside Rd & Whiskey Hill. Maps provided.# WSW026. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside to Sunol

9:00 AM
51 mi, 4 LM-M, 3855 ft

Billy Goat
Calaveras/Lower,Calaveras/Upper,Calaveras/Backside,Kilkare Rd

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join me for my favorite ride on the Eastside! Bring your lunch or snack and we will have a picnic in the park in Sunol after we climb Kilkare. We will return on Calaveras. Please plan on a social ride with regroups. Wet pavement cancels. Meet at the Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd. Please print your route sheet http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2099958
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Eat Dessert First - Gizdich Pie

9:30 AM
46 mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Aptos To Corralitos,Hazel Dell,Larkin Valley/White

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Eat dessert first at Gizdich Ranch then we will have lunch at a truly hole-in-the-wall but excellent Mexican restaurant in Watsonville. Meet at Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel. No one left behind.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
40-50 mi, 5 M, 3000-4000 ft

Billy Goat
Conzelman,Mt Tamalpais

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Avoid all the work day commuter traffic this Saturday and enjoy one of my favorite rides. Lots of sights to see when crossing the Golden Gate, climbing Mt Tam and then cruising Sausalito to a bakery deli lunch. While returning on the Fort Baker and Counzelman roads, get some Fort Baker history while enjoying stunning bay, SF, GG and Pacific vistas. Start/finish near the tourist center at the S/E corner of the Golden Gate Bridge. Driving directions: take Hwy 101 north to the GG Bridge; just before the bridge toll booths, exit right, into the tourist parking area; continue left onto Lincoln Blvd; left into the dirt parking area. This is now a fee lot, so you may want to join me parking on the street, or park in the areas west of 101.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Grizzlies on Steroids to Vasona Vibes

2:00 PM
27 mi, 3 M, 500 ft

Grizzly Bear
Vasona Park

The Grizzlies are going to Saratoga for a snack at Blue Rock Shoot, then to Vasona Park for the Vasona Vibes music event. Music is from 5 to 7 p.m. See www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/ for information. Today's performer is Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic. Caution: accordion in use. Will depart after the music at 7 p.m. returning to Bramhall Park by dark. Be prepared to sit on lawn. Expect good hot dog vendor with cold drinks and beer at Vasona Vibes. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. and Camino Ramon. Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting donations of food or cash.
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Breakfast on Big Basin Way

7:45 AM
24 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet Pam Putman at 7:45am for an 8am departure from Bowers Park in Santa Clara to ride to Saratoga for breakfast on Big Basin Way.This is a flat ride with a couple of short "bumps." Rain cancels.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Sunday Long Distance Training Ride

8:00 AM
105 mi, 5 MB, 6000 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North Lower,Hwy 9 North Upper,Skyline North 1,Aptos To Corralitos,Hazel Dell,Mt Madonna West

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** I am unable to ride Jon's ride due to my grandson birthday. LDTR are for experienced, fit riders. All paces welcome, however, this ride is lead at a MB pace. Lunch in Corralitos. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roasting). Send an email for a route LDTR54
Deborah Hoag
deblefferts@sbcglobal.net 408-267-3038

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
~20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Downtown San Jose

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside

9:00 AM
28 mi, 2 L-LM, 1353 ft

Grizzly Bear
Training Ride

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Load up your panniers and join me for a touring training ride in preparation for a self supported tour to the Russian River Rally. Give it a try, you might just catch the touring bug! Wanna be tourists welcome! We will take a break at Mission Coffee. Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Rd., San Jose. Expect a touring pace with regroups. Please print your route sheet http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5293104
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Sun, 20,27 Jul 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Bumping Around Saratoga

10:00 AM
29 mi, 2 LM, 1050 ft

Grizzly Bear
Saratoga Maze

A Social Ride: led at an LM pace (12 to 14 MPH on the flats) with some short hills (1050 feet). This is NOT A FLAT RIDE. We will ride south to Saratoga making regroups as necessary, and no one will be left behind. Our stop will be at the Big Basin Cafe. Start at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expwy, Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. Questions: Email or Call
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Social Climbers

10:00 AM
42 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Croy,Bailey/Buffalo Hill

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. Bring something to eat when we get to the end of Croy. All paces welcome and faster riders can go off of the front.
Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net 408-425-3038 (cell)

Mon, 21,22,23,25 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Kings Mountain

10:00 AM
25 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Kings Mountain,Skyline North 4

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in Woodside behind the Pioneer Hotel at Woodside Road and Whiskey Hill Road. We will ride the goats and then have lunch at the Skylonda Store. This is a social ride with lots of regroups.
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Mon, 21,28 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 22,23,25 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
No Kidding

9:00 AM
18 mi, 3 LM, 790 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield. There will be a food break along the way. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Social Climbers

9:00 AM
40 mi, 6 LM, 3500 ft

Billy Goat
Redwood Estates,Loch Lomond,Zayante

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Driving directions: Take Hwy.17 South. Exit at Summit Rd. Loop over the freeway and drive 2.9 miles to the Loma Prieta District Playfield (across from C.T.English Middle School). Park in the lot on the left side of the road. Shorter/longer options. All paces welcome. Some other Goats may be added.
John Blaine
johntblaine@email.com 408-356-1592

Tina Shaner
tshaner1@pacbell.net

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Portola State Park Ride

9:00 AM
22 mi, 5 M, 3,140 ft

Billy Goat
Alpine West,Portola State Park

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Get some morning exercise and still have time for afternoon activities. Meet at the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve near the intersection of Skyline Blvd. & Alpine Rd.(After crossing Skyline, Page Mill Rd. becomes Alpine Rd.) All paces welcome, but ride is led at M-pace. Shorter, longer options.
Millie Kitchin
milkitchin@verizon.net 408-234-2293

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Rambling to Campbell

9:30 AM
21 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride at Coleman and Winfield at 10:00 AM for a leisurely, 12-13 mph, group ride, We will ride to Campbell somewhere with 40 minute break for snacks and coffee. This is a level group ride, no one left behind.
James Rustermier
rustermier@gmail.com 408-972-1689

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Kids in training

9:30 AM
46 mi, 5 M, 4300 ft

Billy Goat
Granite Creek,Mtn Charlie,Rodeo Gulch,Old Santa Cruz Hwy

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Start at dirt lot just south of Bear Creek overpass on Lexington side of Hwy 17. Take Hwy 17 south from Los Gatos exit at Bear Creek Rd overpass. Right on Bear Creek - go over freeway. Right on Old Santa Cruz Hwy to dirt parking area on left. [View Route Sheet]
Ray Persico
ray@persico.us 408-867-7323

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

Meet at the Church on Hamilton and Leigh for a social ride through the beautiful streets of Willow Glenn, Los Gatos, and Cambrian and a stretch of the Los Gatos Creek Trail. We will stop for coffee or lunch at the quaint Heart Beat Cafe in Cambrian. Regroups and no one left behind.
Rob Reicher
robreicher@yahoo.com 408-621-5651

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
38 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Reservoirs

Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd, second right into lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). We'll do an out and back on Redwood Retreat in Gilroy and then around the reservoirs. Lunch at Erik's. LM pace with regroups.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
38 mi, 5 M, 5500 ft

Billy Goat
Coleman Valley East,Coleman Valley West,Trinity Grade

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Here's a little get away adventure - experience the Joy of Out of Area Goats. We beat some south bay commute traffic by leaving home early for the 100 mile drive to rustic Occidental. Don't ask about the SF traffic. This mild thirty mile ride in beautiful pastoral hills has spectacular north coast Pacific vistas and hopefully cool coastal breezes. It's not shown, but we will also ride Joy Road (the automated ride creation system still lacks Joy). On the return home we may drive across the Napa Valley and then ride Trinity Road. Interested? Contact the ride leader for carpooling and/or driving instructions. Start/finish on Main Street in Occidental.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Tue, 22,29 Jul 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 22,29 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers Meet N Ride!

4:30 PM
25-30 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in front of Prospect HS, at English Dr. & Prospect Rd, in Saratoga. We will decide at the ride start what goats to climb: Stevens Canyon, Mt Eden/Pierce, Sanborn, Regnart, Montebello, Redwood Gulch, etc. Do bring water, snacks, front and rear lights. Ride will be led at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroups as needed. No one left behind. Rain or wet pavement: we will do Saratoga Maze instead and do bring your rain gear. Any questions, please email us. Co-leaders: Craig Jeong, cjeong@sbcglobal.net and Jeff Englander, englander.jeffrey@gmail.com
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 22,29 Jul 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 23,25 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Riding the Eastside Short and Sweet

9:00 AM
23 mi, 4 LM-M, 2329 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Pleasant,Clayton

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** We will warm up with a quick ride through Alum Rock Park before the climbs. No coffee or lunch stop today, so come prepared to do the distance with a snack and water. Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose. Please print you route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1921516. Wet pavement cancels.
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Mount Hamilton

9:30 AM
45 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Upper,Mt Hamilton/Back,Kincaid

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Meet at the parking lot near the entrance to Grant Ranch. The parking lot is on the left, about a quarter mile past the county park entrance. Faster riders are welcome to go ahead of the group.
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Wed, 23 Jul 2014
West Side Story

9:30 AM
36 mi, 4 M, 3772 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Eden/Pierce,Montebello,Stevens Canyon

***IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT*** Join me for a Wednesday morning ride through the hills around Cupertino. We will meet at the Los Gatos Park and Ride next to Chase Bank, on Highway 9 between University and N Santa Cruz Ave at 9:15. Wheels roll at 9:30 AM Pace will be M pace. We will climb Montebello, Stevens Canyon, and Mt Eden/Pierce Regroup at the top of the climbs. Faster riders may ride off the front. [View Route Sheet]
Gregory Sawyer
408-204-7772

Wed, 23,30 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 24 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:15 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** RIDE STARTS 15 MINUTES EARLY ON THURSDAY (AT 7:15).

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:10 with signup sheet for 7:15 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Day 1 of 2 RRR Larkspur to Samuel Taylor

7:45 AM
25 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
San Francisco

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Day 1 of 2 to the Russian River Rally. There is NO sag; you need to be self-supported for camping. No one left behind. We will take Caltrain #329 leaving San Jose Tamien at 7:56. Arrive EARLY to buy a ticket or use a Clipper Card. We will then take the ferry to Larkspur (cheaper ferry fare with Clipper Card) and ride to Samuel P. Taylor Park. Members need to pre-register for the Russian River Rally and arrange their own transportation home if not riding home on Sunday and Monday.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Thursday Trek

9:00 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Please note the time change and that there will be no Thursday Trek on the 3rd. Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Our Favorite Kids

9:00 AM
40 mi, 5 M, 7200 ft ft

Billy Goat
Montevina,Black,Soda Springs,Aldercroft Heights

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** My favorite extreme weather ride. Note the early "beat the heat" start. Take your pick of goats in the area; bail out when toasty warm. I'm cooling it and skipping Montevina. If driving to the start from Los Gatos, take US 880 south; exit at Bear Creek Rd overpass; right on Bear Creek, go over freeway; right on Old Santa Cruz Hwy; go about 1/4 mile and park in the gravel area on the left.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Gruess Goat

10:00 AM
19 mi, 6 LM-M, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Westridge,Los Trancos Woods,Ramona

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Thursday morning greets some good climbing goats in the scenic Los Altos hills. We'll do Westridge both directions, then down Alpine to Los Trancos. A long climb to the top of Verde Vista, then back down to climb Ramona. Drive to the start/finish at the Windy Hill Preserve parking lot from San Jose via 280 north. Exit onto Alpine Road; go west to Portola Road, turn right, drive about one mile to the Preserve on the left.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Thu, 24,31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:30 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 7:25 with signup sheet for 7:30 departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Day 2 to RRR - Samuel Taylor - Casini

9:00 AM
55 mi, 4 LM

Grizzly Bear
Camping

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** After breakfast, we will ride from Samuel Taylor Park to Casini Ranch with a detour to visit Elephant Rock.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
TGIF Coffee Roasting

9:30 AM
26 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Join me at Almaden Lake Park (next to the restrooms on the Winfield side) for a leisurely ride for coffee to Silver Creek Valley Rd. We will do a couple of short inclines to get there and then a flat ride home.
Ray Rossi
luccadude@hotmail.com 408-867-7734

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Occidental to the Sea

10:00 AM
26 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Coleman Valley East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Let's kick off the Russian River Rally weekend with a ride from Occidental to the coast. Enjoy the quiet countryside and gorgeous ocean views along the way. Meet in Occidental at the Union Hotel Restaurant at 3731 Main St.(near the intersection of Main and Minna St.). Bring a lunch,snacks,and water. After the ride explore downtown Occidental for awhile or check into the campground at Duncan Mills. We will climb Coleman Valley East and Joy Rd., but feel free to do fewer or more Russian River goats.
Millie Kitchin
milkitchin@verizon.net 408-234-2293

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Gruess Goat

10:00 AM
36 mi, 5 LM-M, 4000 ft

Billy Goat
San Bruno Mountain,Skyline North 6,Manor Drive,Sweeney Ridge

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Let's escape the South Bay heat and greet the goats on the upper peninsula. Terrific views from the top of San Bruno Mountain and Sweeney Ridge await you all. Regroups at each goat, but faster riders are free to take off at their own speed. Sneath and San Bruno have the best view around. Meet at San Andreas Trail Head on left side of CA35 (Skyline). Take I-280 North, Exit on to CA35. Trailhead parking is on left side of road.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Friday Adventure [BLT]

9:30 PM
42 mi, 2 M

Grizzly Bear
17-Mile Drive

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the Home Depot Parking lot at 1590 Canyon Del Ray Boulevard in Seaside, CA 93955 (Seaside/Route 218 Exit from Hwy 1 South, Home Depot can be seen from Hwy 1, Staples and McDonald's located in same parking lot). We will ride through Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach on our way to Carmel for lunch. There will be frequent regroups. Call any of the ride leaders to arrange carpools to the starting location. If weather is questionable call any of the ride leaders 2 hours prior to ride start. Ride co-leaders are Leo Hartung (408-997-1979) and Bob Head (408-218-6556).
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Henry Coe & Lunch in Morgan Hill

9:00 AM
60 mi, 5 LM-M, 5500 ft

Billy Goat
Henry Coe,Thomas Grade

Meet near Jack'n Box, at Santa Teresa at Cottle, in San Jose. Lunch at Erik's Deli. Maps provided. Donny's Ride # STC041. Route map and sheet at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1776359
Ahmed Masood
ahmedmasood@msn.com 408-219-7401

Sat, 26,27 Jul 2014
Russian River Rally

9:00 AM
0+ mi, 2 SL

Grizzly Bear
Russian River Rally

Many rides to choose from -- nearly flat to multiple climbs, wineries to historic Fort Ross, lounging by the Russian River to savoring ice cream at Guerneville, and more good bakeries per capita than anywhere else. Co-Chairs are Holly Wong and Lynn Repetsky. [Bikemaster route list]
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Saturday Summits

9:00 AM
38 mi, 4 LM, 3100 ft

Billy Goat
Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Stetson/Skyland,Highland Way

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** No RRR for you? Enjoy some relaxing climbs through the local redwoods. Directions to starting point: From southbound Hwy 17, exit at Bear Creek Rd, turn right onto the bridge to cross back over the freeway. Then turn right again onto Old Santa Cruz Hwy and park in the large gravel lot on your left.
Pat Parseghian
pep@aboutpep.com 408-666-1632

Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Wobbly Wheelers

9:30 AM
30 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
5 Or More Cities

This social ride winds around down to Campbell, but we'll stop at Flower Flour cafe for treats. Meet at Bowers Park on Cabrillo between Bowers Ave and San Tomas Expwy. Thought for the Day: The second wife always has a cleaning lady.
Keith Giles
ohsix@bikerider.com 408-244-9401

Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Santa Cruz

10:00 AM
24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

The beautiful Monterey Bay waterfront provides a pound of exhilaration, no matter what the weather, so we will ride from Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz to New Brighton State Park south of Capitola with a few special side trips. We do a high-octane coffee stop on the way, and all are invited post ride for a hospitality at our bungalow by the sea. We start on the backside of Natural Bridges on Delaware Ave.
Karl Laucher
408-267-7117

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Russian River Rally

9:00 AM
0+ mi, 2 SL

Grizzly Bear
Russian River Rally

Many rides to choose from -- nearly flat to multiple climbs, wineries to historic Fort Ross, lounging by the Russian River to savoring ice cream at Guerneville, and more good bakeries per capita than anywhere else. Co-Chairs are Holly Wong and Lynn Repetsky. [Bikemaster route list]
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Guadalupe Creek Trail

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Sunday Long Distance Training Ride

9:00 AM
60 mi, 5 MB, 3800 ft

Billy Goat
Old La Honda West,Old La Honda East,Skyline North 3

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** LDTR are for experienced, fit riders. All paces welcome, however, this ride is lead at a MB+ pace. Bring Lunch. Meet at Los Gatos Park-N-Ride. Email if you want a route.
Deborah Hoag
deblefferts@sbcglobal.net 408-267-3038

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Day 1 of 3 RRR Homeward Bound to Napa

9:00 AM
45 mi, 4 LM

Grizzly Bear
Wine Tours

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Casini Ranch to Napa is the first leg of our return trip. We will visit wineries and camp at Bothe-Napa State Park.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Slow Spokes riding the Coast

10:00 AM
45 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Pescadero,Stage

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** This is a social ride led at an LM pace. Start from La Honda (please park on the road, not in the Pioneer Market parking lot at 8875 La Honda Rd, La Honda). Bring or buy lunch at the Market in Pescadero. All paces welcome and faster riders can go off of the front. Cheryl 408-499-7533 Co-Lead Nancy Moritz 408-489-5826
Cheryl Farnsworth

Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Four Corners Ride

1:30 PM
15 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Four Corners Ride

Where will Ralph choose to aim this group? A bike path? A historical site? Only you can influence his choice. This (4th Sunday of every month) 15 mile ride is for new riders and old friends who like to chat. Meet at Hamilton and Leigh in the Congregational Church Parking lot.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Mon, 28,29,30,31 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** EARLIER START TIME: 7AM

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Day 2 RRR Homeward Bound Napa to Winters

9:00 AM
40 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Day 2 of 3: Back roads from Bothe-Napa State Park to Lake Solano County Park along Putah Creek — Davis Double Century roads.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an LM pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA parking lot near corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. Pat Grilione's traditional route follows quiet residential streets and country roads, passing through the historic town of New Almaden. The "Crankin with a Twist" ride will join us for coffee and socializing near the end of the ride. No one left behind.
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Crankin With a Twist

9:30 AM
28 mi, 3 M

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an M pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA Park & Ride near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. This rides takes us through New Almaden to the base of Hick's Road and back. Today's "twist" will wind through the hills of the Almaden Valley before joining Terry Kreiter's "Crankin for Caffeine" riders for socializing at the end of the ride. Regroups at top of climbs. No one left behind. Rain cancels the ride.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
15 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Mantelli/Bluebell

Here's a goat starting from Las Animas Park at the north end of Gilroy. It is not long or steep though it's listed as a 5. We'll climb it in leisurely fashion and explore the area a bit, including the Chicactac Park on Watsonville road. From 101 south, exit at Leavesley West (Hwy 152), continue westward across the railroad tracks and Monterey Street, then turn right on Church St. Turn left at the corner of the park (at Lilly Ave) and park in the second parking lot on your left. Please plan to ride with the group and take regrojups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 29,30,31 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** EARLIER START TIME: 7AM

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
No Kidding

9:00 AM
20 mi, 3 LM, 550 ft

Billy Goat
Bernal

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station/park and ride behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. We will stop for food on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Day 3 RRR Homeward Bound Winters to SJ

9:00 AM
20 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Choo-Choo Ride

Last day of our journey to the Russian River Rally — a short ride will take us from Winters to Davis, home to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame museum. We will return to SJ via the Capitol Corridor Amtrak train.
Tony Le
atlevelo@gmail.com 408-286-9439

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
No Hills Ride

9:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. This is a very level group ride, no hills, 12 mph. We will head south to Bernal for a 40 minute break with snacks and coffee at the mid point of the ride. The return is via the rubber sidewalk and Turtle ponds under hwy 85.
James Rustermier
rustermier@gmail.com 408-972-1689

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Almaden Explorer: Saratoga Not Maze

10:00 AM
25 mi, 2 L

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

Starting from the church at Hamilton and Leigh we will ride to Congress Springs Park. From there we will ride through the nearby Saratoga neighborhood ending up on Big Basin Way for coffee. The return will be via the Los Gatos Creek trail.
Paul McKiernan
pmac64@ix.netcom.com 408-265-3618

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
M&M Rollers Meet N Ride!

4:30 PM
25-30 mi, 6 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet in front of Prospect HS, at English Dr. & Prospect Rd, in Saratoga. We will decide at the ride start what goats to climb: Stevens Canyon, Mt Eden/Pierce, Sanborn, Regnart, Montebello, Redwood Gulch, etc. Do bring water, snacks, front and rear lights. Ride will be led at LM-M pace, 13-16 mph, with regroups as needed. No one left behind. Rain or wet pavement: we will do Saratoga Maze instead and do bring your rain gear. Any questions, please email us. Co-leaders: Craig Jeong, cjeong@sbcglobal.net and Jeff Englander, englander.jeffrey@gmail.com
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Whine and Dine-Mellow & Quick Spinners

6:00 PM
Various mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Various

The plan is for Mellow LM riders only. Expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider. If there is to be a Quick Spinner (QS) option, it will be impromptu. QS may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. Route sheets provided on-line, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there ready to roll by six. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option. Blog: http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Amy Marsh
marsh.amy@gmail.com 408-799-5445

Wed, 30,31 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** EARLIER START TIME: 7AM

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Johns Journeys for Delightful Delectibles

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the First Congregational Church parking lot at the S/E corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. For this month's delectable journey destination, I think we will go fishing. Bring your appetite and join us. Lunch suggestions are always welcome. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Argonaut Rides

6:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Meet at Mountain Mike's Pizza at the Argonaut Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road near Cox and Pierce. After a brief warm up through the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous interval-training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the big events of the season. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 31 Jul 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** EARLIER START TIME: 7AM

From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trek-Hilly Edition

9:00 AM
24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
2 Or More Trails

Please note the new time. Meet at the Almaden VTA Park and Ride light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. This is a fairly easy ride with some rollers. We'll stop for a quick snack on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com